Hong Kong Chung Wah Nan Architects Ltd (Fitch & Chung)
Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay
Smacked in the heart of Causeway Bay, the circular footbridge at Yee Wo Street is an iconic landmark that appeared in many movies including “Ghost In The Shell”. Completed in 1963, the 300-meter-long bridge circular footbridge is located on top of the road junction of Causeway Road, Hennessy Road, Leighton Road and Yee Wo Road. The bridge is built above a tram station, making it an ideal place to people-watch and tram-watch. Instead of having straight bars on the side of the walkway, the salmon-colored bridge is flanked by curvy arches. As more pedestrian crossings were installed along Yee Wo Street over the years, the bridge has been fairly underused in recent years. In 2002, Hong Kong’s Highways Department added a small exhibition on the bridge, displaying old historical photos of Wan Chai along the bridge. Patrick Blanc, an internationally renowned botanist and artist, was once invited to design a vertical garden for Yee Wo Bridge. The proposal, however, was later rejected by the government, fearing that fallen plants may undermine the safety of Yee Wo Street.